Stability of carboxonium ions

Stephen R. Miller, Sergiy Krasutsky, Paul Kiprof

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Carboxonium ions were studied through analysis of the bonding situation in terms of natural bond order, natural resonance structure contributors and charges. The stabilizing effect of oxygen was also elucidated through hydride exchange reactions and study of the π interactions of the cationic carbon with oxygen substituents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004


  • Ab initio
  • Carbocation
  • Carboxonium ions
  • Natural bond orbital
  • Resonance


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